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USTDA Provides Grant to Solafrica for Long-Duration Energy Storage Solution

Solafrica Energy (Pty) Ltd., a developer of utility-scale solar power plants in Southern Africa, received a grant from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), for a pilot project that demonstrates the performance of an energy storage system based on Primus Power Corporation’s (California) EnergyPod2® technology.

South African Trade Contingent To Attend China Mining Congress

South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will be leading a trade group to represent the country at the 17th Annual China Mining Congress and Expo that will be held at the Tianjin Meijiang Convention Centre in China from 23-25 September 2017.

Ant Financial and Zapper Help Chinese Tourists to Shop in South Africa

Effective August 31, Chinese tourists visiting South Africa now have a new way to make purchases, because of a new partnership between China-based Ant Financial Services Group and South Africa's Zapper, the fast-growing mobile payment, customer insights and digital marketing platform.

South Africa's High Court Rules Ex-Newspaper Editor's Comments Were Hate Speech

The High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Local Division, ruled on August 18 that comments made by former newspaper editor Jonathan Qwelane were hate speech, as defined by the provision of the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act 4 of 2000, read with section 9(4) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Constitution).

Labor Unions Still Fighting in South Africa, 5 Years After Marikana

Normally conflict involving labor unions is between the unions and the companies they support. In South Africa, they are at war with each other, with union members harassed, beaten and murdered. 5 years after the deadly conflict at Marikana, when police shot and killed 34 demonstrators, the wounds have still not healed.

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